Why is the most venomous snake not responsible for many human deaths?

Detective Pux has always been fascinated by the world of snakes and their venom. One of the most intriguing mysteries to him is the fact that the most venomous snake in the world, the Inland Taipan or Fierce Snake, is not responsible for many human deaths. The venom of this snake is said to be 50 times more potent than that of a Cobra and 100 times more potent than a Black Mamba, yet it has caused only a handful of human fatalities.

One of the main reasons for this is the snake's habitat. The Inland Taipan is found primarily in the remote desert regions of Australia and is not commonly found in areas inhabited by humans. This means that encounters with the snake are rare and the chances of being bitten by one are slim.

Another reason is the snake's behavior. The Inland Taipan is a shy and reclusive snake that will only bite as a last resort. It would much rather flee from a potential threat than stand its ground and fight. This means that even if a person were to come across one of these snakes, the chances of being bitten are still relatively low.

The last reason is the snake's venom. The venom of the Inland Taipan is primarily a neurotoxin, which means that it affects the nervous system. This type of venom can be highly effective in killing small prey but is less effective on larger animals such as humans. This is because larger animals have a greater volume of blood and a greater number of red blood cells, which dilutes the venom and reduces its effectiveness.

Overall, the Inland Taipan is a fascinating and highly venomous snake, but its rarity, behavior, and venom make it unlikely to be a significant threat to humans. Detective Pux finds it intriguing that a snake that has such a deadly venom is not as dangerous as one might think. It goes to show that there is still much to be learned about the natural world and its inhabitants.